Local Business Profile – The Sandwich Co

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Donal Rowan
The Sandwich Co
Market Street,
(028) 8225 1119

About my company

The Sandwich Co Omagh opened its doors in December 2004, and has been serving freshly prepared sandwiches, paninis, baked potatoes and our legendary ‘Sandwich Co Soup’. We offer our customers excellent speciality coffees from cappuccinos to frappuccinos, lattes to americanos. We offer an extensive menu for coeliac/gluten free customers. Another area we specialise in is outside catering in your home or office. We aim to provide quality fresh food and coffee in a relaxed, clean and friendly environment.

What inspired you to start your business?

After working for many years in HR I decided that I wanted to open my own business. In 2004 the opportunity arose for me to open The Sandwich Co in Omagh and I haven’t looked back since!

What challenges did you face when starting your business?

We face challenges in a daily basis from extra competition to market conditions to weather extremities. No two days are the same. We’ve come through the worst recession ever in recent years, and I have to say we are as strong as ever. We have a good reputation in Omagh providing freshly prepared food and excellent coffees. We try to continually develop and grow our customer base both within the shop and through our outside catering.

What do you look for in a prospective employee?

It is important that people are made feel welcome and are feel valued in The Sandwich Co, so it is important for staff to have a good level of customer service skills. All our team members are hardworking and honest. Most of my team have been with me for ten or 11 years, so they know our customers very well. I have a good team behind me which is very important. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my customers for all their support over the past decade or more.